Located in the southern Cambodia, near the Gulf of Thailand, about 240 km from the capital Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville is one of four cities in Cambodia and is the youngest city of this nation. Sihanoukville is a port city with the only deep-water port in Cambodia, a resort town in Southeast Asian region. When deep seaport project was completed in 1964, the Kampong Som city was renamed as Sihanoukville - Sihanouk city, under the name of the the contemporary Führer of Cambodia. Sihanouk city has an area of 868km², surrounded by beaches with rising palm trees and a dozen of offshore islands, with forest in the west and south of the city, the downtown areas of the port are located in the northwest. Sihanoukville possesses beautiful beaches from south to north, surrounding the city include Victory Beach, Lamherkay Beach, Koh Pos Beach, Independence Beach, Sokha Beach, Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal Beach and Otres Beach. Because beaches here have arc shapes so the sea is really peaceful, has white sand and there are no piece of seashell, shell, rubble and broken pieces of coral on the shore. Surround Sihanoukville also has more than a dozen of islands, a few hundred yards from shore if they are close but if far away, it may take a few hours by boat.